Best Music Festivals in Japan 2020

Best Outdoor Music Festivals in Japan in Summer

Outdoor music festivals are one of the top attractions all around the world during summer. Various music events are held here in Japan, too, featuring Japanese and international musicians including some of the world’s greatest artists. A wide variety of music events are available today with a various music genres such as Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM.

If you are into music festivals or wish to learn Japanese culture through the music, take a chance to join some of greatest music events in Japan this summer! In this article, I’d like to introduce the best music festivals in Japan held in 2020. So let’s check them out 🙂


-Download Festival

Date: 29 March 2020

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Download Festival is a rock festival originated in UK, and now it’s held across the world including France, Spain and Australia. Download Festival was held in Japan in 2019 for the first time, and ended with a great success. Download Festival 2020 will be featuring some of the world’s greatest rock bands and musicians.

Venue: Makuhari Messe

Ticket info: https://www.downloadfestivaljapan.com/en/tickets-en

-Greenroom Festival

Date: 23 & 24 May 2020

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The Greenroom Festival is held at Minato Mirai area in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture annually since 2005. The festival features music, art and films which are dedicated to surf and beach culture with the concept of “Save The Beach、Save The Ocean”.

Venue: Minato Mirai, Yokohama

Ticket info: http://greenroom.jp/tickets/

-Fuji Rock Festival

Date: 21, 22, 23 July 2020

Fuji Rock Festival is the biggest outdoor music festival in Japan which features over 200 Japanese and international artists in 3 days, inviting over 100,000 visitors every year. The event is held in Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture.

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-ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL

Date: 8, 9, 10 August 2020

Rock in Japan Festival is one of the largest music event in the country dedicated to Japanese rock and pop music. The music festival is held at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture and features numbers of the biggest Japanese artists and bands.

Venue: Hitachi Seaside Park

Ticket info: http://rijfes.jp/ (Japanese)

-SUPERSONIC

Date: September 2020

Along with Fuji Rock Festival, Summer Sonic is counted as another biggest music event in Japan. The event take place in Chiba and Osaka for 2 days, featuring the world’s greatest musicians in various genres (Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, EDM, etc). In 2020, Summer Sonic won’t be held due to Tokyo Olympics & Paralympic, however, SUPERSONIC as a replacement.

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-MUSIC CIRCUS

Date: 5 & 6 September 2020

The biggest beach festival in Western Japan, MUSIC CIRCUS 2020 will be held at Rinku Minamihama Beach (Tarui Southern Beach). The outdoor festival features mainly dance music, and some of the world’s greatest DJs and artists are scheduled to perform for 2 days.

Venue: Rinku Minamihama Beach (Tarui Southern Beach)

Ticket info: https://music-circus.jp/

-Ultra Japan

Date: TBA

ULTRA JAPAN is the biggest EDM festival in Japan which was first held in 2013. The event features great dance music performed by the world’s famous artists and DJs such as Skrillex, Deadmou5, Afrojack, The Chainsmokers and more. Over 100,000 visitors join the event each year.

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Which music festival do you wish to join?? Don’t miss a chance to party with the world greatest singers, bands and DJs this summer in Japan!

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